Volunteers Maintaining the Largest Public Dahlia Display Garden on the East Coast | Based at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, NY


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Bayard Cutting Arboretum Dahlia Beds

News and Upcoming Events

Next General Membership Meeting

Thursday, February 19 at 6:30 PM

The Long Island Dahlia Society’s Meeting for Thursday, February 19, 2015 has been cancelled since our meeting location is not available. The East Islip Library is closed due to pipes that burst. At this time the meeting has not been rescheduled, further information will be provided as available.

New Location - East Islip Public Library

Contact LIDS, not the Library, for further information

Year Round

Saturday Mornings at the William Wolkoff Garden

Each Saturday during the dahlia season (typically late March to November, unless otherwise notified) our volunteers meet at 9:00 AM at the William Wolkoff Dahlia Garden in Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

Under the leadership of the Garden Director Joe Lysik, our volunteers support the garden by preparing the tubers for planting, maintaining the garden during the bloom times, through the digging up the tubers at the end of season, this is a hands-on learning experience, all are welcome.

Work in the garden is followed by coffee and cake at 11:00 am.